It was just three weeks ago that Tracy Morgan came under fire for making insensitive “jokes” about homosexuals, which spurred both an apology and a national tour of atonement. But now that that’s over, Morgan’s gotten back on stage, where his established protocol of saying crazy things has upset more people.
Performing at a New York comedy club on Saturday, Morgan told his audience not to “mess with women who have retarded kids” because “them young retarded males is strong … they’re strong like chimps.” [Ed. Note: both true and funny.] Morgan also talked about hooking up with a “cripple” with a prosthetic arm. The crowd reportedly responded with groans and “uh-oh.”
The Arc, an advocacy group for people with disabilities, is calling on Morgan to apologize. “Tracy Morgan should apologize immediately,” The Arc CEO Peter Berns told EW in a statement. “This quote is far too offensive to be excused as comedy, and it is very hurtful to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.” [EW]
There’s an obvious difference between making uninformed comments like “homosexuality is a choice” and telling jokes about groups of people, which is WHAT EVERY COMIC DOES AS A JOB. The person at EW who thought this was newsworthy ought to be sodomized with a prosthetic arm, because every stand-up comedy show I’ve been to has featured some combination of jokes about Jews, blacks, white people, gay men, lesbians, women, Hispanics, Asians, Catholics, the mentally and physically disabled, children, homeless people, and so on. Advocacy groups that complain about stand-up comics can collectively go suck a retarded cripple’s dong. (Retarded cripples need blowjobs the most.)
UPDATE: I got so worked up over being pissed at humorless jackasses that I forgot to point out that the jokes aren’t even NEW. He’s been saying this stuff onstage for ages — it’s just now that The Arc found it opportune to get attention.
I want more like this!
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